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into renewables and other technology that don't use the atmosphere as a waste dump. >> cenk: what happens if we bring in the tar sand oils? is an epic disaster real, and how so? >> well, i maybe take a slightly different perspective than jim hansen in i don't think that the emissions from the oil, from this particular pipeline tips the scales to make the difference between a disaster and a wonderful idyllic in life. it sense a symbol to the world of the concrete action we say take. if president obama wants a legacy as being the president who turned u.s. energy policy around, and started getting us transitioned from the old fossil fuel based economy from the last century to the near zero emission energy system of the 21st century, then he needs to deny the permit to this pipeline and send a signal that we cannot be expanding last century's fossil fuel infrastructure and expect to wind up with a 21st 21st century energy system. >> cenk: all right let's keep it real. if he does approve it, is he sending the opposite signal, that i just talked about climate change but in reality, i don't think it's
the technology that willpower new jobs and new industry, we must claim it's promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure. a forest and waterways our crop lands and snow capped peaks. >> cenk: so michael, first off were you encouraged by these portions of the speech? >> yes, i was encouraged. i was inspired. i thought it was a great speech. you know, i thought what the president did really well was he talked about fighting climate disruption both as moral obligation, but he also pointed out that transitioning to clean energy is a great economic opportunity. it's not just an obligation that we have for future generations. it's an opportunity that we have right now to move beyond dirty fuel. i thought the president did a great job. >> cenk: all right michael, we know that it wasn't just words in this case, because "the new york times" with a story about how the president is going to take executive action. let me give a list of some of the things he's going do. reduce coal emissions from coal power plants and then get applianceapplyefficiency as he has done wi
of living by investing in small business. our hearts are an incredibly powerful thing. good technology can help amplify this power and create an incredibly powerful force that can spread to every country in the world. >> cenk: we're back on "the young turks. of course, another day another shooting, this time on a campus in texas and all of a sudden, we're still talking about violence in video games and media. how in the world did that happen? well i'll show you how it happened. wane lapierre at a newtown press conference brought it up. >> isn't fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest formal of pornography? in a race to the bottom, video conglomerates compete with one another to shock rye late and offend every standard of civilized society. >> cenk: now this is an awesome joke, because the n.r.a. museum has a section glorifying violence in movies, this is the gun this actor used. isn't it awesome. nonetheless, the media goes hook line and sinker into this stuff. on morning joe, they are all talking about this as if it's a real issue. >> the more you
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